April 24 - A congress assembles at Aix-la-Chapelle with the intent to conclude the
struggle known as the War of Austrian Succession.
October 18 - The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
is signed to end that war.Adam Smith
begins to deliver public lectures in Edinburgh.Births
February 15 - Jeremy Bentham
, English philosopher and writer (died 1832).
March 5 - William Shield
, English violinist and composer (died 1829).
March 8 - Prince William V
of Orange (died 1806).
May 3 - Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès
, French cleric and constitutional theorist (died 1836).
August 30 - Jacques-Louis David
, French painter (died 1825).
October 7 - King Charles XIII
of Sweden (Charles II of Norway) (died 1818).
October 13 - Johann Dominicus Fiorillo
, German painter and art historian (died 1821).
November 11 - King Charles IV
of Spain (died 1819).Olympe de Gouges
, Woman playwright (died 1793).Deaths
January 1 - Johann Bernoulli
, Swiss mathematician (born 1667).
March 14 - George Wade
, Hanoverian soldier (born 1673).
April 12 - William Kent
, architect (born 1685).
April 13 - Samuel Verbeek
August 27 - James Thomson
, Scottish poet (born 1700).
November 25 - Isaac Watts
, English hymn writer (born 1674).Johann Gottfried Walther
, German composer (born 1684).To my Homepage